Premier League 2018/19 Season Preview

Premier League 2018/19 Season Preview

After an enormously entertaining World Cup full of drama and decadence, we the football faithful have been cast into the darkness of a month without the beautiful game. This has not stopped the majority of the big Premier League clubs from making money moves in anticipation. Ahead, we preview what to expect from them this season. Arsenal Arsenal’s relatively early business in securing the tenacious Lucas Torreira (aptly auto-corrected to terrier), supplemented with the earlier additions of Borussia Dortmund’s spine, …
2018-19 Premier League fixture reaction. The season we win it?

2018-19 Premier League fixture reaction. The season we win it?

With the recent disappointment of the proposed Nabil Fekir signing falling through, Liverpool fans have been in need of a distraction to take their minds off the circus that the transfer window rumour mill. Not only is the World Cup due to begin today (hooray football is back!), but the 2018-19 Premier League fixture list has also been released. As a fan base, we have the tendency to dwell on frustrations of the past, so the 2018-19 fixture list is …
Why Rúben Neves Would Be Liverpool's Midfield Conductor

Why Rúben Neves Would Be Liverpool's Midfield Conductor

There will always be archetypes that footballers fit into. Creators, destroyers, poachers, leaders, midfield maestros. That “maestro” trope will be overused, as is the tendency of footballing media. It’s natural to categorise, but what exactly does that trope mean? Maestro? Is he a magic-wielding passer of the ball? Is he tricky with his feet, guiding defenders one way while fully intending to go the other? Does he possess trickery or guile? Is he selfish or will he play others in? …
Observations from Liverpool's FA Cup defeat to Wolves

Observations from Liverpool's FA Cup defeat to Wolves

The 2-1 FA Cup defeat to Wolves means it's three defeats on the bounce now. All at home. Fortress Anfield has fallen. January has been a bit of a sobering experience for Liverpool fans. Out of the League Cup, out of the FA Cup and we've fallen 10 points behind league leaders Chelsea, and that could be a further three come Tuesday evening when we host Antonio Conte's men. The squad, not just the first-team, look bereft of confidence and uneasy …
Liverpool 1 Wolves 2: Player Ratings

Liverpool 1 Wolves 2: Player Ratings

Out of the title race in January. Out of EFL Cup in January Out of FA Cup in January. This month needs to get binned. This is how the Reds fared Loris Karius (5) - Poor on the first goal. Needed to be more commanding and gather the ball when it was floated into the six-yard box. Made an excellent save late up when even the officials went to sleep. Caught in no man's land as Lucas saved his blushes. …
Can Ojo Break Into The Liverpool First Team?

Can Ojo Break Into The Liverpool First Team?

There are two ways to go from here, as we see it at Latest News. We can either treat each fresh hell the season brings as a cause for bleak despondency or greet further setbacks with dismissive snorts and just, well, get on with it. There is no correct way of engaging with disappointment and the option of perpetual carping is as valid as any other but in an attempt at stoical acceptance, this column is going to focus on …
Is Carroll starting to fit in?

Is Carroll starting to fit in?

Fluidity. That’s the word on every Liverpool fan’s lips and how we soon hope to be able to describe our attacking play on a regular basis. Pass and move is part of Liverpool’s footballing heritage and it is just as important to supporters that we start playing the ‘Liverpool way’ as it is we start giving the trophy room manager a selection headache again, and with Kenny Dalglish at the helm anything is possible. In recent seasons fans have had …
Liverpool vs Wolves - Match preview

Liverpool vs Wolves - Match preview

Liverpool are set to entertain Wolverhampton on the back of progressing to the fourth round of the Carling cup, but with two disappointing league performances at Stoke and Spurs. Mick McCarthy's Wolves side have made an impressive start to their season taking seven points from their first five games, but sit two places lower than Liverpool who also sit on seven points in eighth place. Both side’s defences will both be under scrutiny, with both teams on minus goal difference. Liverpool …